Cranberry Syrup

MAKES: 32 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 TABLESPOON MAKES: 2 CUPS PREP: 10 MINS COOK: 30 MINS       Ingredients 2 1/2 cups cranberry juice 1 cup fresh cranberries 3/4 cup light-color corn syrup 1/4 cup sugar Directions In a medium saucepan combine juice, cranberries, corn syrup, and sugar. Stir to dissolve sugar. Bring to… Read More

Spiked Mango Lemonade

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1/2 CUP MAKES: 4 CUPS START TO FINISH: 15 MINS         Ingredients 2 cups vodka 1 cup lemon juice 3/4 cup strained mango puree or mango nectar 1/2 – 3/4 cup simple syrup* Ice cubes Club soda (optional) Mint sprigs (optional) Directions In a small pitcher combine… Read More

Winter Fruit Sangria

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS PREP: 15 MINS CHILL: UP TO 24 HRS         Ingredients 6 dried Calimyrna (light) figs, sliced 6 dried apricots, cut into slivers 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup brandy 2 tablespoons honey 1 750 milliliter bottle Rioja or Merlot 1 10 ounce bottle club soda Directions… Read More

Smoothie Sailing

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 6 OUNCE PREP: 15 MINS FREEZE: 2 HRS AHEAD         Ingredients 1 medium banana 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple (juice pack) 1 8 ounce carton vanilla yogurt 1 cup orange juice Orange wedges, if you like Directions Remove peel from banana. Place banana on cutting board.… Read More

Watermelon-Basil Daiquiri

MAKES: 1 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2/3 CUP PREP: 10 MINS         Ingredients 6 – 8 1-inch cubes watermelon 4 – 6 basil leaves 1/4 cup aged or light rum (2 ounces) 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1 ounce) 1 1/2 tablespoons simple syrup (3/4 ounce) Frozen watermelon spear or wedge Directions In… Read More

Chocolate Martini

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS PREP: 10 MINS           Ingredients 3/4 cup half-and-half or light cream 8 ounces dark chocolate liqueur (1 cup) 2 ounces vodka (1/4 cup) Ice cubes Directions In a pitcher, stir together the half-and-half or light cream, chocolate liqueur, and vodka. Place ice cubes in a martini shaker. Add… Read More

Strawberry Iced Tea

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 8 OUNCE MAKES: 64 OUNCES PREP: 25 MINS COOL: 2 HRS       Ingredients 2 pounds fresh strawberries or two 16-ounce packages frozen unsweetened whole strawberries 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup water 2 lemons 3 tablespoons snipped fresh rosemary (optional) Ice cubes 1 recipe Iced Tea (see… Read More

Mocha Smoothies

MAKES: 2 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 11 OUNCES MAKES: 22 OUNCES PREP: 10 MINS FREEZE: 1 HR       Ingredients 1 cup fat-free milk 1 medium banana, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch slices, and frozen 1 – 2 tablespoons sugar or honey 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1… Read More

Tiramisu Tippers

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 OUNCE START TO FINISH: 10 MINS         Ingredients 1/2 cup coffee ice cream 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) vodka 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) coffee liqueur 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) creme de cacao 1/2 cup ice cubes Chocolate-covered coffee beans, coarsely chopped (optional) Directions In a blender, combine… Read More

Tropical Getaway Smoothie

MAKES: 1 SERVINGS START TO FINISH: 10 MINS           Ingredients 1/2 cup seeded, peeled, and chopped mango 1/2 small banana, peeled, cut up and frozen (1/2 cup) 1/3  cup pineapple juice, chilled 1 tablespoon lime juice 1/2 cup ice cubes Directions In a blender combine mango, banana, pineapple juice, and lime juice.… Read More

Mimosas

MAKES: 12 SERVINGS           Ingredients 1 12 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 1 6 ounce can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed 2 cups cold water 6 cups pink Champagne and/or Champagne and/or sparkling apple juice, chilled 1 recipe Strawberry Ice Cubes or ice cubes Directions In a large container combine… Read More

Blueberry Sunrise Smoothie

MAKES: 2 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 CUP START TO FINISH: 15 MINS         Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 egg, beaten 1 banana, peeled, cut up, and frozen 1 6 ounce carton plain low-fat yogurt 1/3 cup halved seedless grapes, frozen 1/3 cup frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed Blueberries… Read More

Tutti-Fruity Smoothie

MAKES: 2 SERVINGS START TO FINISH: 10 MINS           Ingredients 1 banana, peeled and cut up 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 1/4 cup sliced fresh or frozen strawberries 3/4 cup vanilla soymilk or milk 1/2 cup pomegranate-blueberry juice, pomegranate juice, grape juice, or cranberry juice, chilled 1/2 cup vanilla frozen… Read More

Cucumber Gin and Tonic

MAKES: 1 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2/3 CUP PREP: 10 MINS         Ingredients 12 1/2-inch cubes Persian cucumber 1 tablespoon lemon juice (1/2 oz.) 3 tablespoons gin* (1 1/2 oz.) 1 tablespoon St. Germain liqueur or other elderflower liqueur (1/2 oz.) 1/3 cup tonic water, chilled Cucumber spear Directions In a cocktail shaker… Read More

PB&J Smoothies

MAKES: 2 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 8 OUNCES START TO FINISH: 10 MINS         Ingredients BASIC INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup milk 1 banana 2 tablespoons grape jelly 2 – 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter Directions BASIC METHOD: In a blender combine yogurt, milk, banana, jelly and peanut butter. Cover… Read More

Cherry Tomato Margarita

MAKES: 1 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1/2 CUP PREP: 10 MINS         Ingredients Coarse or flaked sea salt 3 – 4 sweet yellow cherry tomatoes Pinch coarse or flaked sea salt 3 tablespoons silver tequila (1 1/2 oz.) 1 tablespoon orange liqueur (1/2 ounce) 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (1/2 oz.) 1 tablespoon… Read More

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

MAKES: 1 SERVINGS PREP: 5 MINS           Ingredients 1 ounce chilled pomegranate juice or chilled cranberry juice (2 tablespoons) 3 ounces chilled champagne (6 tablespoons) 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds (optional) Directions Pour the pomegranate juice into a champagne flute. Slowly add champagne. Garnish with pomegranate seeds (optional). Serve immediately. Makes 1… Read More

Carrot-Apple Smoothie

MAKES: 3 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 3/4 CUP MAKES: 3 (3/4-CUP) SERVINGS PREP: 10 MINS COOK: 20 MINS CHILL: 1 HR       Ingredients 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced (1-1/2 cups) 3/4 cup boiling water 1 1/2 cups apple juice Directions In a small saucepan cook carrot, covered, in the 3/4 cup boiling water… Read More